Who can use this Agreement for sale of shares?
Anyone who wants transfer control of a company from a Seller to a Buyer, where the Seller and Buyer are the only shareholders in a company. It can also be used by other shareholders selling to each other.
What is this Agreement for?
This agreement for sale of shares sets out the basis for the transaction – price, payment and the procedure to be followed.
What are the main issues?
Apart from price and payment terms, the seller will give some warranties to the buyer e.g. that there are no undisclosed transactions. The seller will also give an indemnity against any losses incurred by the buyer as a result of some breach by the seller of their obligations.
Where there is a delay between the sale agreement and completion, the procedure will be set out in the agreement.
Resignation: if the seller is a director, he/she will probably resign when the sale is completed.
If either or both parties are signatories to a shareholders’ agreement, the sale agreement will need to deal with this.
What detailed terms does the share sale agreement contain?
This five page document contains 7 clauses covering
- sale and purchase of shares
- law and jurisdiction
- shareholders’ agreement
- a general clause addressing variation, the scope of the agreement, representation, severability, assignment and third party rights.
For more information on each of these sections, see our Explanatory Notes which you will receive when you buy and download the document from our website.
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